Pandemic Studios was a developer with a number of successful and high-profile titles to their name, including Full Spectrum Warrior and its sequel Ten Hammers, Star Wars: Battlefront and its sequel, and the first two games of the Destroy All Humans series. It's probably most associated, though, with the Mercenaries series, a pair of open-world games centering around explosions of exponentially greater scale and destruction untethered by the yoke of concepts like 'rules of engagement' or 'civilian casualties'.
In November 2009 Pandemic Studios was on the verge of releasing a title called The Saboteur, an open-world action game that had been in development for the prior two years. It was given high praise at E3 2009 for its unique aesthetic, inspired by films noir, as well as its rather unorthodox setting of Nazi-occupied Paris and its story based on the real-life exploits of Anglo-French race driver and SOE agent William Grover-Williams.
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